A small number of Australian soldiers will be deployed to back up police charged with securing the crash site of MH-17 in Ukraine.
Chinese authorities are forced to take drastic action to deal with mounting public anger over the parlous state of healthcare.
The public will be able to sleep overnight in Old Melbourne Gaol cells, with the National Trust starting to throw open its properties as hotels.
Besieged Community Relations Commission chair Vic Alhadeff has refused to withdraw controversial comments defending Israel’s deadly force against Gaza which has badly fractured goodwill between Sydney’s Jewish and Muslim groups.Mr Alhadeff issued a belated apology on Thursday for causing offence, however his insistence on standing by the remarks has done little to placate Arab and Muslim groups or relieve pressure on him to resign from his role on the commission, which promotes racial harmony.
Just a handful of personal items were retrieved from the mess of twisted metal that was once Calvin Logan's red Ford Mondeo.
Essendon has confirmed that James Hird will not play an active role in the club's 2014 campaign when he returns from his 12-month suspension on August 25.
A man has been shot dead inside a car in Gosford.
Coach Geoff Toovey insists there's "no drama" at Manly.
Essendon has promoted Xavier Campbell into its chief executive role after a successful seven-month audition for the top job.
An 11-week-old puppy allegedly punched and stomped on at a home in Cootamundra.
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